Step-by-step guide on getting Bluepic up and running in your team

Step-by-step guide on getting Bluepic up and running in your team

Bluepic is a suite of tools designed to enhance your team's graphic design and content production workflows. Here's a quick, step-by-step guide to implementing Bluepic STUDIO and Bluepic SOCIAL into your team's routine.

Step 1: Account Setup

Getting familiar with id.bluepic.io.

Screenshot of the Bluepic ID portal
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id.bluepic.io is the central hub of the Bluepic Software suite. There you'll find general account settings, invoices, and links to all our tools and media.

Step 2: Creating templates for you & your team

Bluepic is all about templates. They are created in Bluepic STUDIO and being used in Bluepic SOCIAL.

Screenshot of a Bluepic SOCIAL Template Gallery full of Bluepic graphic templates

To get your hands on some templates, you have three options:

  1. You can use Bluepic STUDIO's presets - pre-made templates that can be customized by setting up your brand variables (like your logos, colors, and fonts) beforehand. You will find this option when you click the "New Project" button in Bluepic STUDIO's project gallery.
Once you have clicked "New Project" this window will pop up. Here you can decide if you want to create a empty project or start with a preset template
  1. You can build your own custom templates. If you have some design experience or are an experimenter by nature, you will enjoy creating your templates in Bluepic STUDIO. To help you with the basics, we have created an interactive tutorial (which is part of the milestones), documentation at learn.bluepic.io and video tutorials on our YouTube channel.
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Pro Tip for new users: Presets are a great way to learn how Bluepic STUDIO works, even if you don't plan on using them. Just create a preset project and take a look at how it's set up to see some input fields or dynamic expressions in action. You don't have to publish the preset project to your Workspace, and you can delete it at any time.
  1. You can hire us to build templates for you. This is a viable option, especially if you don't want to learn how Bluepic STUDIO works. For more information, visit: https://bluepic.io/template-service

Step 3: Testing your templates in Bluepic SOCIAL

Before inviting all your team members to create an account and join your team's Workspace, it might be a good idea to give your templates a test run by yourself.

So, how do you get the templates you've created in Bluepic STUDIO into your team's Workspace in Bluepic SOCIAL? By publishing them...

Any new project in Bluepic STUDIO starts as a draft. Once it's good to go, you have to publish it. There's a button for this purpose in the upper right corner of the project editor.

Screenshot of a STUDIO project. Publish your project by clicking on the button in the upper right corner of the project editor

Any published project from your account can be connected to your team's Workspace (provided you are the admin of that Workspace). Once it's published and connected, it will appear in Bluepic SOCIAL's template gallery for every member of your Workspace.

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Without a paid subscription, your Workspace will be limited to a maximum of three connected templates.

If you've done everything right, you should now be able to give your new templates a try. You'll notice that the template editor's interface in Bluepic SOCIAL looks very different from the project editor's interface in Bluepic STUDIO. In fact, it's much less complicated! That's what Bluepic is all about. Now go ahead and fill out the input fields with new content, and when you're happy with the design, export it as a PNG or a JPEG to your device.

Screenshot of the SOCIAL template editor. Create new content by filling out the given from on the left side of the editor.

Bluepic SOCIAL has many more features to offer (especially for team collaboration), but to make any sense of them, you need to invite your team members to your Workspace.

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Without a paid subscription, you will only be able to invite up to three team members to your Workspace.

Step 4: Inviting your team members

To invite team members to your team's Workspace, you need to go to the Workspace Settings. There's more than one way to get there, but the easiest is this: Go to Settings > My Spaces > Select the Workspace from the list.

Screenshot of the user management of a SOCIAL space

In the members section of your Workspace settings, you will see a round button with a "+" symbol. This is where you can invite new members. They will receive an invitation email, and once they've signed up for their own account, they will automatically be a member of your Workspace.

Here's a few more things to note:

  • You can promote team members to the admin role, which will allow them to add new members themselves and also to publish and connect new templates from Bluepic STUDIO to your Workspace.
  • If you have created the Workspace, you will have the unique role of Workspace Owner. Only the Workspace's owner can purchase or manage the Workspace's paid subscriptions. You can transfer the Ownership role to another member.

Step 5: Try one of our paid subscriptions

If you've tried Bluepic SOCIAL with the limitations of a free account and now you'd like to have an unlimited number of templates, an unlimited number of Workspace members, and access to our premium features, then it might be time for a paid subscription.

Premium features include:

  • Access to the premium hub (where you can save drafts for your team to review and organize)
  • Access to the batch editor (where you can create multiple drafts of one template at once - perhaps even hundreds of drafts by uploading a CSV file)
  • Access to the Sub-Space hierarchy (which allows you to map your organization's departments or teams into distinct groups with access to distinct templates and more)

Thomas Wicke

Thomas Wicke

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